I live far away from my family, even more so now than ever. It can be challenging to find ways to connect and hang out, aside from the all-day texting. However, one show has brought us together more weekends than I can count. That being LEGO Masters. After season one, we were totally hooked.

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The Premise

LEGO Masters is a reality competition television show primarily hosted by Will Arnet. It is based on a British series of the same name; however, we will be focusing on the American version. Every episode has teams of two completing two challenges based on a theme of the judges choosing. These judges include Lego Group creative designers Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard and a special guest judge, typically tied to the theme.

Players are then giving a strict time limit and a massive array of Lego pieces to create a masterpiece. Now, these are not just the tiny brick houses I used to make as a kid. These artists craft moving parts, light displays, and durable structures. Each week a team is chosen as the winning build while two are placed at the bottom. One team is sent home, and the rest live to see another day. The winner of LEGO Masters receives a grand prize of $100,000, a sweet trophy, and the title of LEGO Master.

Season One Ending

Season one of LEGO Masters was full of epic builds and heartbreak. Boone and Mark, known for making fun and humorous builds, were up against Samuel and Jessica, the eccentric artists, and Tyler and Amy, the sweet married couple in the finale. Tyler and Amy won the season, something many individuals did not expect, but their build was beautiful. I never envisioned myself getting so worked up over a Lego build, but I digress. Overall, season one was full of fun creations and creators alike, and I highly recommend giving this show a chance.

Odd and Ends

To get your LEGO Masters on, be sure to check out Fox on  Monday nights at 8 p.m. (5 p.m. PDT). If live TV is not your jam, you can find it on Hulu the next day.